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Michael K. Williams passes away

Michael K. Williams passes away

Conor Metzger, Staff Columnist September 16, 2021

This week, as I was completing classwork, I found myself staring at a poster hanging up on my wall. The poster is of the character Omar Little from "The Wire". It features the quotation, “You come at...

President Joe Biden visits National Institute of Health's (NIH) vaccine research center to learn about the development of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

Biden administration lacks accountability

Connor McNeely, Opinion Editor September 16, 2021

President Joe Biden’s time in office is equivalent to a rotting apple. Last semester, as I enjoyed the semi-healthy aura of the new administration, I played both sides — or rather, agreed and disagreed...

Consumers confronted with ethical dilemma

Consumers confronted with ethical dilemma

Adam Coil, Contributing Columnist September 16, 2021

There has been an apparent shift in how class structure visually manifests itself in America. As it becomes more difficult to evaluate one’s socioeconomic status based on clothing alone, companies have...

Editorial Staff: Communication must be improved

Editorial Staff: Communication must be improved

Editorial Staff September 9, 2021

The past few weeks have proven incredibly challenging for our student body and the Winston-Salem community. In more ways than one, these recent events have shone a light onto Wake Forest, illuminating...

University conceals vital details of shooting

University conceals vital details of shooting

Ansley Mcneel, Staff Columnist September 9, 2021

On Sept. 1, a tragedy occurred at Mount Tabor High School. William Chavis Raynard Miller, Jr. died after being shot at his high school. The entire community mourns for him, and times like these make me...

Major efforts of humanity necessitate deep introspection

Major efforts of humanity necessitate deep introspection

Cap McLiney, Staff Columnist September 9, 2021

Over the weekend, I went camping. While my friend and I were out under the stars, our campfire crackled near our feet and marshmallows sizzled. Overhead, the Milky Way stretched out like a white speckled...

How to make a real impact in suicide prevention

How to make a real impact in suicide prevention

Conor Metzger, Staff Columnist September 9, 2021

This week is the annual National Suicide Prevention Week. But what does that mean exactly? Does it mean that for this week, only, we are nice to the quiet person? Does it mean we throw the suicide helpline...

Ideology split in post-Trump Republican Party

Ideology split in post-Trump Republican Party

Maryam Khanum, Staff Columnist September 9, 2021

On Jan. 6, 2021, the nation observed arguably one of the most distinct affronts to American democracy when a mob of people supporting then-President Donald Trump ambushed the United States Capitol in Washington,...

Sophomores question their place on campus

Sophomores question their place on campus

Robbie Santos, Contributing Columnist September 9, 2021

It’s weird being a sophomore right now; and that’s coming from a sophomore. We all remember what campus looked like last year when the majority of classes were being held online and a decent percentage...

Trigger warnings do more harm than help

Trigger warnings do more harm than help

Ella Caldwell, Guest Columnist September 9, 2021

The emergence of trigger warnings in recent years as a tool to warn viewers of  potentially sensitive information has caused undeniable controversy. Though nearly always well-intentioned, in any given...

Wake Forest leaves students to fend for themselves

Wake Forest leaves students to fend for themselves

Maryam Khanum, Staff Columnist September 2, 2021

On Aug. 28th, 2021 at 12 p.m., hundreds of Wake Forest students gathered in Poteat Residence Hall to protest the re-admission of a known sexual predator (with multiple convictions through Wake Forests...

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Activists must listen to and believe survivors

Isabella Mason, Staff Columnist September 2, 2021

“Do better, Wake!” This phrase crowded my Instagram feed all day Saturday. As a survivor of sexual assault, it is tiring to be reminded all day of my recent trauma. What does ‘do better’ mean?...

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